Bookshelf

I love to share books I’ve enjoyed with friends. Likewise I appreciate when a friend recommends a good book to me. Here are some of my want-to-read, recent reads, and favorite reads of the last several years. Any suggestions?

See my Goodreads bookshelf at Eva’s Goodreads’ Bookshelf.

Recent Reads 

Green Grass, Running Water—Thomas King

Drive Your Plow over the Bones of the Dead—Olga Tokarczuk

Hot Season—Susan DeFreitas

In the Name of the Family: A Novel of Machiavelli and the Borgias—Sarah Dunant

A Tale of Love and Darkness—Amos Oz

The Sisters of the Winter Wood—Rena Rossner

The Emigrants—W.G. Sebald

Three Ways to Disappear—Katy Yocom

The Tourist Trail—John Yunker

Caleb’s Crossing—Geraldine Brooks

Exit 8—John Bragg

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine—Gail Honeyman

The Road—Cormac McCarthy

Number9Dream–David Mitchel

The Underground Railroad—Colson Whitehead

The Song of Achilles—Madeline Miller

State of Wonder— Ann Patchett

The Peppered Moth—Margaret Drabble

Everything I Never Told You—Celeste Ng

The Dogs of Babel—Carolyn Parkhurst

There, There—Tommy Orange

The Which Way Tree—Elizabeth Crook

Some Favorites of the Past Five Years

Betraying Spinoza: The Renegade Jew Who Gave Us Modernity—Rebecca Goldstein

Bonfire of the Vanities—Tom Wolfe

Cloud Atlas—David Mitchell

Fifth Business (trilogy)—Robertson Davies

Girl at War—Sara Nović

Postcards—E. Annie Proulx

The Birth of Venus—Sarah Dunant

The Golem and the Djinni—Helene Wecker

The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt’s New World—Andrea Wulf

The Island at the Center of the World—Russell Shorto

The Left Hand of Darkness—Ursula LeGuin

The Milagro Beanfield War—John Nichols

The Road—Cormac McCarthy

The Weight of Ink—Rachel Kadish

The White Tiger—Aravind Adiga

Year of Wonders—Geraldine Brooks

2 Responses to Bookshelf

  1. Jazz says:

    Hi Eva,
    I recently joined FFM and came across your comments that led me to this site.
    I have a book title for you “Elizabeth is Missing” by Emma Healey, a young British author. I gather this book caused quite the bidding-stir among publishers.
    I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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